Martello Beach Holiday Park

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A park for all the family! Entertainment, pools and a beach

Martello Beach Holiday Park is a perfect site for strolls along the shoreline or paddling in the water. Children can make sandcastles on the beach while parents relax, as the park offers an ideal beach lifestyle. The indoor and outdoor swimming pools, all weather sports pitch and adventure playground will keep the whole family busy during the day. And to round off the day, the entertainment centre and amusements will provide fun for everyone.

Nearby Clacton-on-Sea offers a traditional day out for the family, with its bounty of shops, restaurants and bars. And the famous Clacton Pier will excite those thrill seekers in the group, with its fantastic fun fair. Colchester Zoo, Holland Haven Country Park and the beautiful seafront of Walton-on-Naze are also close by, providing opportunities for yet more great days out.

The Martello Tower in Clacton, Essex is an historic coastal structure located at West Cliff on the seafront of the town. The tower was built in 1809 during the Napoleonic Wars as part of a series of defensive towers that formed a line along the south-east coast of England. It is one of only three remaining distinctive circular towers in this area, and is particularly notable for its commanding view from its high vantage point above the sea.

Martello Tower has been lovingly maintained by local volunteers and is now open to visitors eager to learn about its past. Inside, guests can explore four levels with fascinating displays giving insight into life in the early 19th century when it was first constructed. There are also interactive activities such as climbing up to the rooftop terrace with spectacular views across the sea and surrounding area.

The tower’s original purpose was twofold: firstly, it provided a lookout point where soldiers could watch out for any enemy ships in the English Channel; secondly, it would be able to house troops should they ever need to defend against an attack. Its thick walls made it ideal for this purpose, containing both gun loops and embrasures from which cannons could fire out towards any potential enemies. Today, these features have been restored by preservationists and give insight into how our ancestors once defended their homeland ages ago.

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Please note – all photos are for representative purposes only and are not necessarily actual photos of the park or area.

Martello Beach Holiday Park facilities are generally closed towards the end of October until the following March, at the park’s discretion. Your booking is for accommodation only and 2cHolidays cannot be held liable for any disruption to these facilities.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic some parks may restrict or withdraw facilities and services for the foreseeable future for private let guests.

  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool *
  • Family Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Adventure Playground
  • All Weather Sports Pitch
  • Amusement Arcade
  • Entertainment Venue
  • Flexible Dining
  • Free Wi-Fi in Clubhouse
  • Launderette
  • Mini Mart Shop
  • Pets Welcome


Martello Beach Holiday Park facilities are closed from  November until March and are subject to park operation and discretion. 2cHolidays cannot be held liable for any disruption which is under park control.

Park entertainment passes to use the on site facilities are NOT included in the cost of your holiday.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic some parks may restrict or withdraw facilities and services for the foreseeable future for private let guests.


Colchester Zoo

Maldon Rd, Colchester, CO3 0SL | Website

Colchester Zoo is a zoological garden situated in Colchester, England. The zoo opened in 1963 and celebrated its 50th anniversary on 2 June 2013. It is home to many rare and endangered species, including big cats, primates and birds as well as a large number of invertebrates and fish species.

Martello Beach Holiday Park

Martello Beach Holiday Park is a lovely family friendly holiday site with golden sands on its doorstep and brilliant family entertainment. The site is located in Essex, near by the popular seaside resort called Clacton-on-Sea and local to Seawick and St Osyth Holiday Park too. If you’re looking for a relaxing seaside break in the sunshine, Martello Beach Caravan Park is the place to go!

Great on-site facilities

This holiday park located in Essex is one of the neighbouring holiday parks to Seawick and St Osyth. At Martello, there are great amenities including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, adventure playground, amusement arcade, family bar and restaurant. Furthermore, children up to the ages of 14 years old can get involved in the ‘Crazy Club’ where the entertainment staff organise fun and games both day and night. And for the adults, you can sit back and relax a drink at the bar followed by enjoying the spectacular evening entertainment. If you’re feeling lucky, you can even get involved in cash bingo! What makes holidays in Essex stand out from other seaside resorts is that Martello Beach, St Osyth Beach and Seawick Holiday Park all provide free access to the park amenities of one another.  This means whilst staying at Martello Beach which is the quieter park of all three, you can have the best of both worlds and enjoy the brilliant park facilities at both Seawick and St Osyth too!

Caravan holidays at Martello Beach

Here at 2cHolidays, we have some superb caravans for hire at Martello Beach and some of which are even pet friendly! Martello is a pet friendly site and with the beach only minutes away, it is the ideal dog friendly holiday destination. One our caravans ref ‘29047R’ is a cosy caravan with beautiful furnishes, accepts well behaved dogs, and it is unique compared to our other static caravans for hire.

The accommodation has free standing lounge furniture and outside furniture with a BBQ provided for guests also. This is a perfect caravan for a family of four (plus the four legged members) to have a seaside holiday. If you’re looking for cheap holidays with dogs, you can even save up for 30% off when booking this caravan direct and pay as little as £30.00 in pet fees. So you don’t need to leave the doggo behind when booking caravan holidays in Essex with 2cHolidays!

Brilliant family park

As suggested in the title, Martello Beach Holiday Park has direct beach access to glorious sands along a 7 mile stretch.  With the beach on its doorstep, this is ideal for evening beach strolls, a game a fetch on the sand and of course having fun building sandcastles. On a hot summer’s day, you can take a paddle on the shore and enjoy an ice cream to cool you down.

Not to forget that the park is only 3 miles away from the brilliant seaside town of Clacton, which you can enjoy walking to along the coast or alternatively a short 15 minute drive away. If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with your pooch, walking to Clacton with the beautiful sea views is not only enjoyable for yourself, but your doggie will love it too.

If you and your family decide to take a walk into Clacton with your dog, there are a variety of pet friendly pubs and restaurants to choose from. However, ‘The Three Jays’ is one of the best pet friendly pubs you will find. The restaurant serves traditional pub food and a wonderful Sunday lunch roast dinner weekly – a particular favourite for both the locals and tourists! The pub boasts a family friendly atmosphere and welcomes dogs, overall dining at The Three Jays is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Things to do in Clacton on Sea

Clacton-on-Sea is a traditional seaside town and a popular holiday destination which attracts 250,000 visitors annually. Clacton Pier is loved by not only the tourists but the locals as well, due to the friendly fun atmosphere and because there is just so much you can do. The pier includes ten pin bowling, amusement arcades, fun-fair rides, crazy golf and many eateries. It even has its own amazing ‘Seaquarium’ where you can see an abundance of aquatic wild life. Entry to the aquarium only £10.00 for a family ticket, therefore this doesn’t require many pennies from the holiday fund! Meaning you can buy an extra ice cream (or two)! Aside from the aquarium, Clacton Pier hosts events and firework displays throughout the year.

If you’re looking for a seaside break in October half term and a scare fest, ‘Evil on Sea’ is a Halloween family orientated festival, hosted at the pier. This takes places every Friday and Saturday in October this year, as well as Halloween night itself. You can purchase a wristband for the event which includes access to the funfair rides, a game of mini golf, a terrifying walk through experience and a free drink – all for £19.99. The event is for children 13 years old and above, which is ideal if you have teenagers to entertain.

A family fun day out

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a light-hearted family fun day out and to entertain both younger and older children, The Pavilion Fun Park is the place to go. Clacton Pavilion has a variety of affordable and fun activities from a pirate themed crazy golf to a water park, there is something that everyone will enjoy. For younger children, there is an adventure soft play area and for the teens, there is ten pin bowling and arcade games. The Pavilion has a great restaurant with stunning sea views, a grand piano, and a large sun terrace to enjoy luxurious cocktails in the sunshine.

The Armstong Restaurant offers outstanding food with a variety of menus from bar snacks to a delicious Sunday Lunch. Clacton Pavillion hosts live music every Sunday at the restaurant and boasts a friendly atmosphere.

Local attractions nearby

Martello Beach is in a great location and there are so many local attractions around for families to enjoy. Curve Water Park is a 15 minute drive away from the holiday park. On a day where the glorious sun is shining, there is no better place to be! The water park has a variety of aquatic activities with a brilliant aqua park with over 30 challenging obstacles. This includes slides, trampolines, climbing frames, balance beams and much more. You are guaranteed for a family day of fun at the water park but prepared to feel exhausted after.

Not only is there a great aqua park, there also includes a variety of water sports including wake boarding, paddle boarding, tubing and kayaking. After a day of water activities, you will have worked up an appetite and there is a brilliant café on the lake where you can enjoy a delicious bite to eat.

A days out close to Martello Holiday Park

Another great day out and local to the site is the Weeleyhall Wood Nature Reserve. The organisation manages and protects Wildlife all over Essex and in a variety of areas. Weeleyhall is renowned for its beautiful woodland with ancient trees, various flowers full of bright colours and home to hundreds of amazing butterflies. The best time to visit the nature reserve is spring, when the flowers are in full bloom showing off their gorgeous colours. The woodland is dog friendly so even your pooch can enjoy the day out too!

Without a doubt, caravan holidays at Martello beach holiday park will truly be fantastic. To see all our availability for this summer, it’s as simple as entering the dates you are interested in and select Martello Beach on the search bar! Don’t forget to use the ‘15off’ to get a 15% discount when you book direct with 2cHolidays.

Martello Beach Holiday Park, Park Holidays, Clacton-on-sea, Essex, CO152LF | VIEW PARK MAP